Doing What's Best In Cardiology

At McLaren, our expert team of heart specialists are committed to providing patients with comprehensive and compassionate cardiac care. Our cardiology programs offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options, including the latest minimally invasive cardiac and vascular procedures, and groundbreaking research and clinical trials.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Doing What's Best means using cutting-edge technology to help save lives. See how we use the world's smallest pacemaker as an alternative for patients who can't receive traditional treatment.

Industry-Leading Expertise

Our TAVR procedure takes a different, less invasive approach to treating cardiac issues like narrowed heart valves. See how we're Doing What's Best for you by using cutting-edge technology.

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Screenings and Tests
  • Cardiac Health and Diet Information
  • Cardiac Catheterization/Arteriography
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardioversion
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Laboratory
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Structural Heart Disease Clinic
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transradial Coronary Angioplasty
  • Valve Clinic
  • Women and Heart Disease

Treatments and Procedures

At McLaren we provide a vast range of cardiac treatments and procedures. Some may include:

  • Ablation (also Radio-frequency or RF Ablation) is a procedure where catheters are placed in the heart and RF energy is delivered through the catheter to abnormal heart tissue causing an irregular heartbeat. This neutralizes (ablates) the cardiac cells that are causing an arrhythmia by creating a block that the electrical impulses can no longer cross. The procedure is performed by a cardiac specialist called an Electrophysiologist.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Treatment could include:
    • Medications to control heart rhythm, heart rate and blood clotting
    • Device implants such as pacemakers
    • Catheter ablation
    • Surgical ablation, including new minimally-invasive surgery
  • Coronary Angiography is a procedure used to visualize blood vessels of the heart. A catheter is used to inject a dye into the vessels; the vessels can then be seen by x-ray.

Cardiac Treatments and Procedures

Cardiac Diagnostic Screenings and Tests

We offer many diagnostic screenings and tests which may include:
  • Calcium Scoring this is used to help determine the amount of calcium in the arteries of your heart. Used with other tests to help evaluate your heart, It is usually performed using a CT scan of your heart. Your calcium score gives doctors an idea of how much plaque there is in your heart arteries that hasn’t caused problems yet.
  • MUGA Scan (Multiple Gated Acquisition scan) this is a noninvasive tool for assessing the function of the heart. The MUGA scan produces a moving image of the beating heart, and from this image several important features can be determined about the health of the cardiac ventricles (the heart’s major pumping chambers).

Cardiac Screenings and Tests

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac surgery program offers a broad range of cardiac surgical options which may include:

  • Open heart (coronary artery bypass, or CABG) surgery is performed in order to reroute, or "bypass," blood around blocked arteries, thereby improving the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. Surgeons usually use an artery from the chest wall to construct the "detour" around the blocked part of the artery. Veins from the legs are also used.
  • Off-pump bypass surgery is possible for some open heart surgery patients. While standard open heart surgery requires the use of a mechanical heart-lung machine during the procedure, this reduces the risk of some complications and shortens recovery time.
  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure for patients considered low-risk for open-heart valve-replacement surgery. The procedure is performed through a small puncture in the groin or a small incision in the chest.
  • Repair of structural heart defects are performed to correct defects in the structures of the heart that are the result of a congenital birth defect or acquired as a result of other cardiac diseases.
  • Cardiac trauma surgery is performed when the heart is damaged or involved in a traumatic injury.

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